Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Autumn colours in Borrowdale, Lake District

Autumn walks in the Lakes 

Our Countryside Rangers work outside all day and often know the landscape like the back of their hand. So we couldn't think of anyone better to ask about great autumn walks.

Children playing in autumn leaves at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Autumn and half-term adventures for the kids in the Lake District 

There’s no guessing that autumn is one of our favourite seasons in the Lake District. The views and colours are spectacular, which makes for perfect outdoor adventures with the kids. Check out all the half-term Hallowe’en activities - besom making and pumpkin carving are firm favourites!

The Lake District was the inspiration for Beatrix Potter's children's stories

Woodland walks in the Lake District  

With some of the most wooded valleys in the country, you don't need to look far for a perfect woodland walk in the Lake District.

Autumn in Langdale

Still from the Swallows and Amazons film

Our film locations in Swallows and Amazons 

In 2016, we're celebrating the release of the Swallows and Amazons film, as our places have provided a backdrop for many of the scenes.

Beatrix Potter as an older woman in the Hill Top garden with one of her sheepdogs

Celebrating Beatrix Potter's anniversary in the Lake District 

2016 marks a special anniversary for us in the Lake District as it's 150 years since Beatrix Potter was born. We’ve got lots to celebrate - see what’s planned and how you can get involved.

Tulips at Sizergh Castle

Gardens to visit in the Lake District 

The Lakes may be better known for dramatic landscapes than intimate country gardens, but there are some real gems waiting to be explored.

Runner Steve Birkinshaw with rangers on Cat Bells

Appeal for help to repair flood damage to Cat Bells

Keswick Mountain Festival and National Trust have teamed up to raise money to repair flood damage to Cat Bells. Record-breaking fell runner Steve Birkinshaw came along to help out.

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